AND ITS NOT EVEN BEAUTIFUL

Talia, Sun, & Moon

Rebellious by design,
Rose took up embroidery
whenever insomnia wove
its spell. Everyone was drawn
to her depiction of ogres.
But when she braided an image
of the king’s first wife on a spit,
the people began to twist thorns.

LKT © 2016

positively-emerald replied to your quote: I must vent: This all builds to a moment where…

Based on all the buzzfeed shit I’ve been reading because I am actual trash, the population of Stars Hollow are stand-ins for the writers. Because like Stars Hollow, the writers are completely blind to Rory’s…increasingly substantial flaws and see nothing wrong with anything she does because…well actually they never give a good reason for that but they are in fact blind.

That is brilliant!! That’s the most frustrating part of it!!! That the town just won’t admit her faults and can’t. And with the revival I’m like…is this a commentary on what happens when you spoil a girl rotten? Is this the result? Is this purposeful? (which would be kind of clever) But no, I don’t think it’s that intentional. I just think the writers are blind. 

Because everyone should love themselves, and they shouldn’t strive for perfection.
—  Harry Styles, after a brief pause when asked why the boobs on his mermaid tattoo were saggy. He could’ve been glib. He could’ve laughed. He could’ve just said, “I don’t know.” But he paused. And he thought. And he said this. And this is why he is so, so special.
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Incrediable India and the 28 states
(inspired by this)

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You could not tell a potential customer, expecting a learned and ancient magician, that you were not even fully grown. Magnus had started lying about his age young, and had never dropped the habit. It did get a little embarrassing sometimes when he forgot what lie he’d told to whom. Someone had once asked him what Julius Caesar was like, and Magnus had stared at him for much too long and said, “Not tall?” 
           — What Really Happened in Peru

Okay but can we talk about the fact that even Victor has insecurities?

And this is huge because Victor knows that he’s beautiful, and he knows that he’s irresistible, and he knows that he’s extremely skilled and he knows that no one can hold a candle to his skating and we’d be ready to think he’s confident about literally every part of himself.

But then it turns out that even the great Victor himself has things he’s self-conscious about - his receding hairline, or more accurately, his age.

Because he may be only 27 but that’s old for figure skaters and he should really be retiring now. His body won’t be flexible for very long now and soon he just won’t be able to keep up the skating class and quality he had had for his entire life. And it very much seems like he doesn’t have much more in his life than skating and once that’s over, he’ll be nothing but an ex-figure skater with a dog and absolutely no plans for the rest of his life.

And his hair is a reminder of that fact. It’s a reminder that once he stops being the best, he’ll have to quit skating because the moment someone beats him on the podium he will become irrelevant because he’s just too old and it’s time for the next generation to shine. And remember that he’s surrounded by people who are younger than him and he’s the oldest (iirc) skater in the senior division. The pressure he’s facing is extreme.

Maybe I’m reading too far into this but keep reading if you think you might feel the same about what the show is trying to say.

Keep reading

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“if i lay here….if I just lay here…”

part one | part two

fic: A Different Song
author:  Quartetship

A Different Song embodies so many beautiful, and painful, things about life and growing up away from home. It’s the kind of story that stays with you even once you’ve turned the last page, and I’m honored to have been able to work with you on this, Q. Thank you so much for commissioning me <3

a snow angel.

victor: yuuri, look! i’m a snow angel

yuuri: you were already an angel, victor

yurio [in the distance]: i’m the motherfucking ice tiger from russia